Services in Hossa Visitor Centre

  • Information on the natural features and hiking opportunities in the Hossa National Park and in the nearby areas.
  • Reservations and keys for the Metsähallitus cabins in the Hossa National Park. The reception of the Karhunkainalo Camping Ground.
  • For hire: boats, canoes, kayaks as well as hiking and fishing equipment.
  • For sale: fishing, maps of the area, a canoeing guide, Hossa National Park products, books, postcards and souvenirs.
  • The café-restaurant has a lunch buffet every day in summer, in other seasons an advance reservation is required. Sales of food and souvenirs.
  • WLAN available to customers.
  • Meeting facilities: a meeting room (seating 20 people) can be hired for meetings.
  • Other services: Info-TV by the municipality of Suomussalmi.

Rental equipment prices

  • Canoe 40 €/24 h
  • Kayak 30 €/24 h
  • Rowing boat 20 €/24 h
  • Fatbike 50 €/24 h
  • Backcountry skis 35 €/24 h

Bookings via Experience KL, hossa(at), phone +358 (0) 50 384 4692.

Café and Restaurant Services

The visitor centre's café-restaurant is operated by Experience KL Oy, tel. +358 (0) 50 384 4692. The café-restaurant is open at the same time as the visitor centre, at other times by agreement. The café-restaurant has a lunch buffet every day in summer, in other seasons a reservation is required. Meals in the open and tailored programme services are available upon reservation. The café-restaurant also sells food, fishing equipment and souvenirs.

Accessible Services

  • The visitor centre is accessible by wheelchair. The yard has two accessible parking spaces.
  • The café and the meeting room are accessible by wheelchair.
  • There is an accessible toilet at the visitor centre. Wheelchair batteries can also be recharged at the visitor centre.
  • The first stretch (about 600 metres) of the nearby nature trail is accessible. The presence of an assistant is recommended. Along the trail, you will find a lean-to shelter that has a cooking shelter, eating area and an accessible drytoilet. The nature trail circles a pond that has been stocked with rainbow trout. Along the trail there are fishing jetties that are accessible. You can buy fishing permits at the visitor centre. Another 800-metre-long trail, accessible, turns off the nature trail and takes you to the Huosiusjärvi rental cabin. Read more about the trails.
  • Accessibility has been taken into account in the construction of many of the structures in the Hossa national park.
  • Read more about Accessible Services in Hossa National Park.
  • You can find other accessible hiking destinations on


Hossa Nature Trail Brochure

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